Top Ten Least Diverse Music Genres

Just for the record, I'm not saying these genre's are bad, I'm just saying they're repetitive. Enjoy!

The Top Ten

1 Pop

Pop is diverse, only to stay relevant by following trends. A terrible concept. - Shawnty320

I think 1980s pop is even less diverse than 2010s, although I like neither. - Alkadikce

not to me - Luckys

Almost every pop song is about love! - Userguy44

2 Hip-Hop

Despite the fact I dislike trap and mumble rap, hip-hop is a pretty diverse genre, you just have to look deeper. - Shawnty320

Try again Hip-Hop is a culture - MLGPoossySlayer6969

Listen to 2pac biggie smalls or Wu tang clan and come back and say hip hop lacks "diversion"

Wrong! Old School, New School, Horrorcore, Trap, Reggaeton, when it is mixed with Latin music etc. Artists like: DZK, RATM, Lauryn Hill and Slincraze also sound quite different from each other.

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3 Dubstep

Completely disagree. Dubstep spans some heavy drops, some mellifluous, some not so much, some with metal and classical samples, and some in a chillout beat. It's a very diverse genre. - PositronWildhawk

Finally, someone who understands that Dubstep isn't really a specific style of electronic music but more of an umbrella term. - Shawnty320

Electronic noise and bass drops with distorted vocals (if any). - AngryByrd

I agree it's all electronic sounds with some weird vocals in the backround with some bass drops, and the loud or softness decreases and increases every now and then - ToptenPizza

4 Country

How to make a country song:
1. Dress country
2. Find some girls bigger than your refrigerator to prance around
3. Sit on a tractor
4. Start playing guitar
5. Sing about beer and how redneck you are - ToptenPizza

Though I don't like Country myself, it's more diverse than what everyone thinks actually. - Kiteretsunu

5 Metalcore

Really high pitched vocals, screaming, double bass pedals, and that's about it. It's good but it gets old fast. - AngryByrd

6 Contemporary Christian

Electric drums, minimal guitars, and repetitive, droning lyrics! I'm not saying all Christian music is bad (heck, a ton of my favorite bands are Christian) but this particular kind just sucks! - AngryByrd

Thank you. There are a million times better Christian bands out there other than these overrated artists. - RiverClanRocks

7 Black Metal

The black metal you've all heard is probably Burzum, Mayhem, Immortal, Gorgoroth, etc. There are more progressive, older black metal bands out there. Such as Celtic Frost, Emperor, even Opeth were considered progressive black metal on their first two albums. - IronSabbathPriest

8 Punk Rock Punk Rock Punk rock is a subgenre of rock music. It usually has rebellious lyrics and down stroked power chords played on guitars. Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, and Green Day (actually pop-punk, which is still punk in a way) are a few punk rock bands. The subgenre influenced thrash metal because of it's down stroked more.
9 K-Pop
10 Classical

Why is classical and jazz on here? To rank either of them among the least diverse genres is ridiculous. I think you need to do your research and actually learn about what you're talking about if you think so. Both genres are very musically complex and both have such a broad range of different styles. They have numerous periods that are often feel quite different from one another in a lot of ways, and tend to have so much variety in musical characteristics like form, rhythm, texture, harmony, orchestration, dynamics and so on. Whereas a genre such as rock adheres to a more basic set of rules with much less overall diversity in musical characteristics.

Baroque music isn't that diverse (e.g. most of Vivaldi's violin concerti sound the same) but to put classical music as a whole here is laughable. There is a diversity in both composition forms and subgenres. - Alkadikce

The only reason classical made it on this list is because people don't take the time to understand how much talent and intelligence goes into it. - LizardKing99

Classical has no lyrics so it is not so diverse. It is symphonic, fast, slow or chaotic. The end.

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The Contenders

11 Deep House
12 Hardstyle

I enjoy some hardstyle every now and then, but I'm not entirely sure if I could sit through a whole DJ set of nothing but hardstyle. It's great hard dance music, but there is still a lot of it that sounds similar. That distorted kick drum would probably get really repetitive after awhile. - Atham

1. Slow start
2. Build up
3. Bass drop
4. Repeat the items above. - Userguy44

Is this really a genre?

13 J-Pop

Oh wait! If you don't know much J-Pop then don't put it here. J-Pop is not just one genre. It's something which undefinable as it is combination of various genres of music. It's more diverse than what most think of it. - Kiteretsunu

14 Emo
15 Trap
16 House
17 Minimal Electro
18 Reggaeton
19 Boogie-Woogie
20 Indie Rock
21 Death Metal

Whoever voted for this better be joking.

22 Glam Metal
23 Chillstep
24 Grunge Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s.

Listen to Nirvana, then listen to Sound garden then try to say it "lacks diversity"

25 Post-Hardcore
26 Slam Death Metal
27 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal Thrash Metal is a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts. more.

No. - Userguy44

28 Nu Metal
29 Jazz Jazz

You listen people to Keith Jarrett and forget this is piano (couse you need only boom, boom), but think that he is most crative musican with so far imagination. There is no diverse music then jazz improvisation. But there have to be made the mix of jazz, classical, rock and electronics. I'm wating for this. Be there

30 Deathcore
31 Power Metal
32 Danger Music
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